Goldman partnership to expand to make room for new members

first_img KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ GOLDMAN Sachs is set to break with tradition in coming months by relaxing the constraints on the number of employees admitted to the hallowed ranks of its partnership.Instead of the usual “de-fanging” process, whereby some existing partners are demoted from the partnership to make way for up-and-coming talent, Goldman will this year allow the size of the pool to expand.Goldman’s top executives are understood to want to reward existing partners for their hard work during a particularly tough couple of years for the bank, both financially and in the public eye. Around 100 of the bank’s top employees are expected to be promoted by the time the biannual process is completed in mid-November, boosting the size of the partnership by around a quarter. Usually some partners would move jobs and others would be asked to step down to make way for the new intake, keeping the number of partners relatively stable.Apart from prestige, one of the primary benefits of joining the partnership is the generous compensation deals handed out to members, which are usually boosted by way of large annual bonuses rather than increased salaries. Sharecenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Goldman partnership to expand to make room for new members Sunday 19 September 2010 10:31 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Oracle doubles SAP loss

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Monday 8 November 2010 9:53 pm Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMike HistoryAt 66, This Is Bruce Willis’ Private CarMike HistoryAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaBewadaHusband Divorced His Wife After Looking Closer At This PhotoBewadaMold Removal | Search AdsBathroom Mold Removal Tips That Might Surprise Most AmericansMold Removal | Search Ads5log – Livinguard®This mask has been sold out in Germany 5 days after the government has tighten up5log – Livinguard®Scalp Psoriasis SearchWhat Exactly is Scalp Psoriasis? See the SymptomsScalp Psoriasis Searchcutenova.comTake a Peek at 10 of the Most Expensive Houses in the Worldcutenova.comHealth.recetasgetHeart Attack Early Warning Signs and SymptomsHealth.recetasgetCleaning Services | Search AdsHere’s What Cleaning Services In Scottsdale Should Actually CostCleaning Services | Search Adscenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Oracle doubles SAP loss Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap ORACLE’s chief executive Larry Ellison claimed in court yesterday that SAP’s theft of its software cost his company $4bn (£2.4bn), doubling his previous estimate.But Ellison failed to bring written evidence to support his testimony.SAP lawyers immediately challenged Ellison to back up the new figure, but Ellison said he could not cite documentation proving his company’s claim of the cost of lost business. German-based SAP has said it owes Oracle only tens of millions of dollars.Ellison also failed to back up his claim that Hewlett-Packard’s new chief executive, Leo Apotheker, knew of the theft while he was in charge of SAP and did nothing about it until Oracle sued. The two software companies, which together dominate the business software market, are in court to determine the amount of damages for the software theft which SAP has already accepted liability for. last_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest £1k in an ISA in February

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Here’s how I’d invest £1k in an ISA in February Peter Stephens | Saturday, 1st February, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The recent declines in global stock markets may cause investors to hold back on fresh investment in shares. The threat posed by coronavirus, as well as an uncertain outlook for the UK economy, may lead many investors to determine that holding cash and waiting for more stable conditions is a better idea than buying stocks.However, there appears to be a number of appealing investment opportunities in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 at present. Buying high-quality shares while they trade on low valuations could be a worthwhile move for anyone with £1k, or any other amount, to invest right now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Brexit uncertaintyBrexit may now have taken place, but investor sentiment towards UK-focused shares could continue to be unfavourable over the near term. The UK will now try to strike trade deals with the EU, US and various other countries during the course of 2020. Investors may determine this process won’t be straightforward, and could demand lower valuations for companies that have UK operations.In many cases, the political and economic uncertainty facing the UK economy has already been factored in to companies with UK exposure. As such, sectors such as banking and retail appear to offer good value for money at the present time, with many of their members trading on lower valuations than their historic averages.Furthermore, with the FTSE 250 having a dividend yield of 3% at present, mid-cap shares appear to offer good value for money. Since the FTSE 250 generates around half of its income from the UK, it could be cheap due to current investor caution towards the UK. This may mean it presents buying opportunities for long-term investors.Global stocksAs well as investors adopting a cautious stance towards UK-focused companies, businesses with operations across the global economy also appear to be cheap. This may be due to the uncertain near-term outlook caused by coronavirus, while geopolitical risks in countries such as the US may also be weighing on investor sentiment.Therefore, buying stocks in sectors such as global consumer goods and industrials could be a shrewd move. They are highly dependent on the world’s macroeconomic outlook in many cases, and their valuations may reflect the uncertainty investors are currently feeling regarding the global economy. This could provide investors with the opportunity to buy high-quality companies with growth potential at low prices.Recovery prospectsAlthough UK-focused companies in banking and retail, as well as global consumer goods and industrials stocks, could face challenging near-term outlooks due to heightened risks, their long-term prospects appear to be bright.For example, many UK banks and retailers are successfully adapting to technological change, while global consumer goods and industrials companies could benefit from rising wages across the emerging world.While investing today may seem to be a risky move, it could produce strong total returns in the coming years. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Stock market melt-up! I’d buy these 2 UK shares for the next stage of the recovery

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Harvey Jones | Thursday, 12th November, 2020 | More on: BRBY ITV I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. After the stock market meltdown, we have now have the ‘melt-up’ and I’m hunting for UK shares with renewed optimism. The benefits of the US election result and Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine may have been overstated, but they indicate light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.The following two household name UK shares have just delivered updates suggesting they are over the worst of this year’s troubles. I’m tempted to add both to my portfolio.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I’m watching the Burberry share priceIn my search for UK shares, FTSE 100 luxury fashion group Burberry Group (LSE: BRBY) has long been high on my watchlist. It’s usually expensive though, trading at around 25 times earnings, typically.Today, Burberry posted a painful 30% drop in half-year revenue to £878m. Operating profit for the six months to 26 September fell by three quarters from £203m to £51m. That’s Covid for you. The good news is that business was brisk in the second quarter as stores reopened, although that could reverse now due to lockdown 2.0.Q2 sales grew by double-digits in mainland China, Korea and the US. The drop in tourism hit Europe, the Middle East and Japan. Burberry’s shares have jumped more than 4% as investors welcomed signs that it is attracting new, younger customers. I think Burberry now looks better placed than many UK shares when the pandemic recedes. It is relatively cheap by its standards, trading just over 20 times earnings. For most UK shares, that would be expensive. Not for Burberry though, and I’d buy it for the long term.UK shares like ITV give me hopeBroadcaster ITV (LSE: ITV) fell out of the FTSE 100 in September as advertising revenues and studio activity slumped in the pandemic. The ITV share price recovered quickly after the first lockdown, rising almost 50%, but is down two-thirds measured over five years. As with many UK shares, the pandemic is hiding long-term challenges.In today’s Q3 update, the Love Island and I’m A Celebrity broadcaster reported a 16% drop in revenue over nine months to £2.17bn. However, it said Q4 advertising revenues should rise slightly year-on-year, while 85% of paused productions are back on track or have been delivered.Broadcast revenue fell 13% to £1.27bn with production income down 19% to £902m. On the plus side, ITV’s total viewing was up 2%.The pandemic has been a mixed bag bag for ITV, as with many UK shares. Locked-down viewers are hungry for content, but ITV Studios has struggled to produce content because of coronavirus restrictions. Lockdown 2.0 isn’t helping. ITV faces tough competition though, as it is competing with the likes of Netflix for eyeballs. Its BBC joint venture Britbox could drive much-needed international sales, assuming there is a global market for our domestic TV.ITV is one of many cheap UK shares on the market, trading at 6.45 times earnings. I’d consider buying both today, but I’d plump for Burberry first, despite its luxury price. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and ITV. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Stock market melt-up! I’d buy these 2 UK shares for the next stage of the recovery “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Harvey Jones Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Watch: Georgia’s bid for Six Nations inclusion

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Alex Gray travelled to Eastern Europe to get a behind-the-scenes look at Georgia and assess their chances of securing a place in the Six Nations Championship Champions: Georgia celebrate their 2018 Rugby Europe Championship win (Getty Images) TAGS: Georgia People will be watching the events of 10 November in Florence with interest.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “We won’t grow if we don’t get opportunities. We need regular games against stronger teams. We want to go higher and develop, but we don’t get those opportunities. Give us an opportunity. It’s unfair.”There has long been debate about a promotion-relegation structure between the Six Nations and the Rugby Europe Championship (sometimes described as Six Nations B), but no firm decision looks forthcoming.Suggestions have included straight promotion and relegation, and a play-off between the bottom team in the Six Nations and the top team in the Rugby Europe Championship.The situation is complicated by the fact different organisations run the two competitions involved as well as the commercial and financial impacts a change of structure would have. Georgia’s bid for Six Nations inclusionGeorgia are the coming force in European rugby. The team made history at the 2015 World Cup by winning two games – against Tonga and Namibia – and finishing third in their pool, which meant they automatically qualified for the 2019 tournament in Japan.They have won six of the last seven Rugby Europe Championships and were unbeaten on their 2016 tour of the Pacific Islands, winning games against Fiji and Tonga and drawing with Samoa.The Georgians gave Wales a scare last November, restricting the hosts to a 13-7 win in Cardiff, and also packed down against England’s forwards for a scrummaging session during the Six Nations.Their sustained success and continual improvements in recent years have led to calls for them to be included in the Six Nations. So Alex Gray travelled to Georgia to talk to coach Milton Haig and captain Merab Sharikadze about rugby in the country as well as their desire to become part of the Six Nations. He also gets the views of former England hooker Brian Moore.You can watch the video below:Georgia play Italy in Florence on Saturday 10 November and should they win, the calls for them to be included in the Six Nations will no doubt become louder. In Rugby World‘s current issue, Sharikadze says: “Our biggest challenge is to prove to the rugby world that we deserve more home Tests and to make the Six Nations.last_img read more

Zafra-Uceda House / NO.MAD

first_imgArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officeNO.MADOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAranjuezHousesSpainPublished on October 12, 2013Cite: “Zafra-Uceda House / NO.MAD ” 12 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Spain Zafra-Uceda House / NO.MAD CopyHouses•Aranjuez, Spain Houses Architects: NO.MAD Area Area of this architecture project 2009 Year:  “COPY” 2009 Year:  Area:  320 m² Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” photographs:  Roland Halbe, Miguel de GuzmánPhotographs:  Roland Halbe, Miguel de GuzmánSave this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This house is set among a golf course on a dubious quality built environment. The volumetric trace of the building is imposed to this empty character of the surroundings and reacts only to the far away views of the distant landscape. In this way, avoiding this speculative place the house closes off to potential near by relationships maintaining some quite restricted conditions of visibility and accessibility. The limitations of ground floor occupancy directs to the location of the requested program in two levels allowing a geometric figure on the ground close to a square. We act on this innocuous parallelepiped by exciting the blind perimeter with conditions related to the external distant landscape and the possibilities of using the plot. Save this picture!© Miguel de Guzmán In that direction, we recognize those objects in the landscape worth of bringing interesting visual frames inside the house and define their relative position according to the inner programs in each level: the mountain views from the living room, the old city and the river from the upper sleeping room and exterior terrace or the grass plot from the kitchen. These relationships affect the volume with mass subtractions that become a covered garage and the main access related to the back street and the living room and kitchen terraces related to the garden. In the upper level privacy is guaranteed by two enclosed terraces open only towards the sky and planted with cactus gardens from the owner collection while another terrace facing south translate the relations with different objects in the far distance through multiple screening movable openings. The will to frame this objects in the distance by placing big glazed elements performs part of the new transformed geometry. Relating all the vertex of these accidents a three dimensional geometry appear guiding all the house internal properties as a net where to rest all the building precision. Save this picture!© Roland HalbeOn a tailor made program demanded by clients with an extreme contemporary way of living the main uses layout is done in continuity without any doors but keeping the character and functionality of each internal space. In this way, the separation is done by means of a snake like laminar element that following the global geometry defines the built perimeters of each program around a central double height area. This crooked element houses inside the staircase and conveys all flows and installations while providing two magic properties for the house: an iridescent polycarbonate wall changing colours with the light running parallel to a reflecting mirroring wall that multiplies the interior spaces. The double height living room perimeter is perforated with panoramic holes of diverse dimensions, open or glazed, that oblige different visual and luminous relationships with the programs around. Save this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánThis set of three dimensional visual relationships following the global geometry conform an inner landscape absorbing and translating the effect of the distant landscape. It is intended that all internal uses are in direct contact with any kind of exterior space with a maximal profit of the qualities of the near and far landscape. In that sense the built silent envelope is qualified and transformed by means of actions relating these surroundings with the interior programs. And so, starry holes appear in the West apparently random but shaped with the global geometry and with their faceted appearance bring inside the guest areas the colour variations of the sunset while maintaining controlled views of the doubtful buildings around. Save this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánTo the south, a large expanded metal mesh façade protects the dining and sleeping room areas from direct summer sunlight and golf balls hazards while maintaining a variable relation to the landscape by means of movable frames that can be orientated by the user. To the east a concrete radiography of the global geometry serves to keep anonymity with the neighbour and evacuate part of the roof water and to the north pieces of green marble, cut out with invisible lines, send a public message remaining us that the time for luxurious buildings has probably passed away.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote ArchitectureUnbuilt ProjectZaha Hadid Designs New Office Building and Hotel for DubaiArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Roland Halbe+ 16 Share Zafra-Uceda House / NO.MADSave this projectSaveZafra-Uceda House / NO.MAD ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/437035/zafra-uceda-house-no-mad Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/437035/zafra-uceda-house-no-mad Clipboardlast_img read more

iGive.com announces tax deductibility

 23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis iGive.com announces tax deductibility Donations to non-profits generated by purchasing products at US affinity site iGive are now tax-deductible for US taxpayers. Read iGive’s news release. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 August 1999 | News Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Harper Lee, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author, dead at 89

first_imgIn this Aug. 20, 2007 photo, “To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor, in Montgomery, Ala. Heisman winner, former TCU coach Pat Sullivan dies at 69 ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Twitter A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Music professor says Placido Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breast Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Previous articleTCU baseball kicks off tonight against LMUNext articleFormer President George W Bush’s visit may cause traffic disruption Associated Press RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Linkedin Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/center_img ReddIt Linkedin Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home printNEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has died. She was 89.HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis confirmed the author’s death to The Associated Press on Friday.For most of her life, Lee divided her time between New York City, where she wrote the novel in the 1950s, and her hometown of Monroeville, which inspired the book’s fictional Maycomb.“To Kill a Mockingbird,” published in 1960, is the story of a girl nicknamed Scout growing up in a Depression-era Southern town. A black man has been wrongly accused of raping a white woman, and Scout’s father, the resolute lawyer Atticus Finch, defends him despite threats and the scorn of many.The book quickly became a best-seller, won the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a memorable movie in 1962, with Gregory Peck winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus. As the civil rights movement grew, the novel inspired a generation of young lawyers, was assigned in high schools all over the country and was a popular choice for citywide, or nationwide, reading programs.By 2015, its sales were reported by HarperCollins to be more than 40 million worldwide, making it one of the most widely read American novels of the 20th century. When the Library of Congress did a survey in 1991 on books that have affected people’s lives, “To Kill a Mockingbird” was second only to the Bible.Lee herself became more mysterious as her book became more famous. At first, she dutifully promoted her work. She spoke frequently to the press, wrote about herself and gave speeches, once to a class of cadets at West Point.But she began declining interviews in the late 1960s and, until late in her life, firmly avoided making any public comment at all about her novel or her career. Other than a few magazine pieces for Vogue and McCall’s in the 1960s and a review of a 19th-century Alabama history book in 1983, she published no other book until stunning the world in 2015 by permitting “Go Set a Watchman” to be released.“Watchman” was written before “Mockingbird” but was set 20 years later, using the same location and many of the same characters. Readers and reviewers were disheartened to find an Atticus who seemed nothing like the hero of the earlier book. The man who defied the status quo in “Mockingbird” was now part of the mob in “Watchman,” denouncing the Supreme Court’s ruling that school segregation was unconstitutional and denouncing blacks as unfit to enjoy full equality.But despite unenthusiastic reviews and questions whether Lee was well enough to approve the publication, “Watchman” jumped to the top of best-seller lists within a day of its announcement and remained there for months.Much of Lee’s story is the story of “Mockingbird,” and how she responded to it. She wasn’t a bragger, like Norman Mailer, or a drinker, like William Faulkner, or a recluse or eccentric. By the accounts of friends and Monroeville townsfolk, she was a warm, vibrant and witty woman who enjoyed life, played golf, read voraciously and got about to plays and concerts. She just didn’t want to talk about it before an audience.Claudia Durst Johnson, author of a book-length critical analysis of Lee’s novel, described her as preferring to guard her privacy “like others in an older generation, who didn’t go out and talk about themselves on Oprah or the Letterman show at the drop of a hat.” According to Johnson, Lee also complained that the news media invariably misquoted her.Lee emerged more often over the past few years, although not always in ways she preferred. She was involved in numerous legal disputes over the rights to her book and denied she had cooperated with the biography “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee,” by Marja Mills.Other occasions were happier. She wrote a letter of thanks in 2001 when the Chicago Public Library chose “Mockingbird” for its first One Book, One Chicago program. In 2007, she agreed to attend a White House ceremony at which she received a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Around the same time, she wrote a rare published item — for O, The Oprah Magazine — about how she became a reader as a child in a rural, Depression-era Alabama town, and remained one.“Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cellphones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books,” she wrote.By 2014, she had given in to the digital age and allowed her novel to come out as an e-book, calling it “‘Mockingbird’ for a new generation.”Born in Monroeville, Alabama, Nelle Harper Lee was known to family and friends as Nelle (pronounced Nell) — the name of a relative, Ellen, spelled backward. Like Atticus Finch, her father was a lawyer and state legislator. One of her childhood friends was Truman Capote, who lived with relatives next door to the Lees for several years. (A book about Lee in 2006 and two films about Capote brought fresh attention to their friendship, including her contributions to Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” the classic “nonfiction novel” about the murder of a Kansas farm family.Capote became the model for Scout’s creative, impish and loving friend Dill. In the novel, Dill is described as “a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies.”Lee’s friendship with Capote was evident later when she traveled frequently with him to Kansas, beginning in 1959, to help him do research for what became his own best-seller, “In Cold Blood.” He dedicated the book to her and his longtime companion, Jack Dunphy, but never acknowledged how vital a role she played in its creation.Charles J. Shields, in the first book-length attempt at a biography of Lee, “Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee,” showed how Lee helped Capote gain entrance to key figures in the murder investigation and provided keen observations and myriad notes that Capote wove into his book. (He also debunked a long-standing rumor that Capote had actually written much of “Mockingbird.”)In the 2005 film “Capote,” Philip Seymour Hoffman won the best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Capote struggling with his demons as he works on the book. Catherine Keener was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Lee. The next year, Sandra Bullock took the role of Lee in “Infamous,” with Toby Jones as Capote.Lee said in the 1960s that she was working on a second novel, but over time it dropped from view and never reached a publisher.Lee researched another book, a non-fiction account of a bizarre voodoo murder case in rural east Alabama, but abandoned the project in the 1980s.Lee, who attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery as a freshman, transferred the next year to the University of Alabama, where she wrote and became editor of the campus literary magazine. After studying to be a lawyer like her father and older sister, Lee left the university before graduating, heading to New York to become a writer, as Capote already had done.Lee worked as an airlines reservation clerk in New York City during the early 1950s, writing on the side. Finally, with a Christmas loan from friends, she quit to write full time, and the first draft of “To Kill a Mockingbird” reached its publisher, J.B. Lippincott, in 1957.The manuscript, according to the publishing house, arrived under the title “Atticus.” The title later became “To Kill a Mockingbird,” referring to an old saying that it was all right to kill a blue jay but a sin to kill a mockingbird, which gives the world its music.Lee worked with the editor Tay Hohoff in bringing the book to its final form, a period when Lee was scrimping financially and dealing with the difficulties of rewriting.“Though Miss Lee then had never published even an essay or a short story, this was clearly not the work of an amateur or tyro,” the editor wrote in an account published by Lippincott in 1967. “… She had learned the essential part of her craft, with no so-called professional help, simply by working at it and working at it, endlessly.”Capote, in a letter to an aunt in July 1959, said that a year earlier Lee “showed me as much of the book as she’d written, and I liked it very much. She has real talent.”Her novel, while hugely popular, was not ranked many scholars in the same category as the work of other Southern authors such as Eudora Welty or Flannery O’Connor. Decades after its publication, little was written about it in scholarly journals. Some critics has called the book naive and sentimental, whether dismissing the Ku Klux Klan as a minor nuisance in Maycomb or advocating change through personal persuasion rather than collective action. The novel was also considered patronizing for highlighting the bravery of a white man on behalf of blacks.O’Connor, in an October 1960 letter, said, “I think I see what it really is — a child’s book. … I think for a child’s book, it does all right.”Parallels were drawn between Lee and Margaret Mitchell, another Southern woman whose only novel, “Gone With the Wind,” became a phenomenon and was made into a beloved movie. But Mitchell’s book romanticized the black-white divide; Lee’s work confronted it, although more gently than novels before and since.Lee’s book features Scout’s often meandering recollection of the people — some eccentric, such as the reclusive Boo Radley — in rural Maycomb County, during the years when her brother Jem reaches adolescence and she enters school. Some critics said it relied at times on stereotypes, such as the mean, trashy whites making false charges against a virtuous black. But the tomboy Scout and the quietly courageous Atticus Finch drew praise as memorable, singular creations.The book’s tension is built around the lynching atmosphere in Maycomb as the black man goes on trial, a scenario reminiscent of the Scottsboro Boys rape case of the same period. Scout, Dill and Jem, whose playful curiosity takes scary turns, witness the drama of an adult world with its own frightening lessons.“Surely it is plain to the simplest intelligence that ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ spells out in words of seldom more than two syllables a code of honor and conduct,” Lee wrote to an editor in the 1960s. “Christian in its ethic, that is the heritage of all Southerners.” ReddIt Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Facebook Associated Press Twitter + posts Facebooklast_img read more

Lake Avenue Church: Break Forth

first_img Subscribe Faith Essays & Inspirations Lake Avenue Church: Break Forth By DR. GREG WAYBRIGHT, SENIOR PASTOR LAKE AVENUE CHURCH Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 1:16 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty We return as a church this summer to the Book of Acts. You may remember that we studied the first half of Acts throughout the summer of 2013 in a series of messages entitled Breakthrough. Again and again, we saw how the presence and power of God’s Holy Spirit broke through and into the lives of people from every language group and nationality. Lives were changed. A new Christ-centered and Spirit-empowered community came into being. There was resistance to this breakthrough, of course. However, in Acts 1–15, we saw that with the resurrection of Jesus, the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the witness of the church, God’s kingdom would ultimately prevail against the kingdoms of this world.This summer, we will race through Acts 15–28 and see how God’s changeless gospel breaks forth into individual lives and societies and makes a transformative difference in a variety of ways. It’s the same gospel each time, but its outworking is new in each situation. We will see specific ways the gospel can, as the subtitle states, Break Forth into a World Filled with Bad News. For example, God’s gospel breaks forth:• Into those who feel like outsiders (15:1–29)• Into lives that feel trapped (16:22–40),• To those who seek the truth (17:10–15)• Into the minds of philosophers (17:16–34)• Into megacities (18–19)We will read the thrilling stories of changed lives that form our own heritage. J.B. Phillips wrote about these accounts penned by Dr. Luke, a man who was often an eyewitness to them:No one can read this book without being convinced that there is Someone at work in our world besides mere human beings. Perhaps because in their very simplicity, perhaps because of their readiness to believe, to obey, to give, to suffer, and if need be to die, the Spirit of God found what surely He must always be seeking—a fellowship of men and women so united in love and faith that He can work in them and through them with the minimum of hindrance. Consequently, it is a matter of sober historical fact that never before has any small body of ordinary people so moved the world that their enemies could say, with tears of rage in their eyes, that these men “have turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).I believe that the world continues to be turned upside down. The same good news of Jesus and power of the Spirit are at work among us at Lake Avenue Church. Let us see what God will do as we listen and respond to His Word. May God’s power break forth into our own Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, and California, and to the ends of the earth.To His Glory,Dr. Greg WaybrightSenior Pastor More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a commentcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

[17A PC Act] Before Initiating Any Inquiry/Investigation Against A Public Servant, Prior Sanction Of Govt. Mandatory: Rajasthan HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates[17A PC Act] Before Initiating Any Inquiry/Investigation Against A Public Servant, Prior Sanction Of Govt. Mandatory: Rajasthan HC [Read Judgment] Akshita Saxena11 April 2020 12:35 AMShare This – xRajasthan High Court on Tuesday held that where investigation based on a private complaint for corruption cannot be conducted against public servants for want of “sanction to prosecute” from the government, the complaint cannot stand against private individuals also. “…Before initiating any inquiry against the public servants under the provisions of the P.C. Act, prior approval…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginRajasthan High Court on Tuesday held that where investigation based on a private complaint for corruption cannot be conducted against public servants for want of “sanction to prosecute” from the government, the complaint cannot stand against private individuals also. “…Before initiating any inquiry against the public servants under the provisions of the P.C. Act, prior approval of the Government was a sine-qua-non and the FIR could not have been registered without such approval. As the public servants cannot be prosecuted in this mater, registration of the FIR by the Anti Corruption Bureau against the private individuals…is also totally illegal and amounts to a gross abuse of process of law,” the bench of Justice Sandeep Mehta has held. Pertinently, Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 stipulates that an inquiry or investigation cannot be undertaken by any police officer under the Act “without the prior permission of the competent Government” where the alleged offence is relatable to any recommendation made or decision taken by a public servant in discharge of official functions or duties. In the case at hand, the Petitioners were land revenue officers, accused of facilitating a fraudulent sale to Kailash Chandra Agarwal and Nand Bihari. Accordingly, a FIR had been registered against the two private individuals also and they were being investigated alongside the public servants. All the accused had thus filed a criminal miscellaneous petition, seeking that the FIR registered against them be quashed. Their consul had argued that since the investigating officer is proceeding to investigate the matter against the public servants for the offences under the PC Act and the private individuals without the prior approval of the Government, the impugned FIR deserved to be quashed. Concurring with the submission, the bench took note of the view taken by the Apex Court in Anil Kumar Singh & Ors. v. MK Aiyappa & Anr., AIR 2014, SC (Supp) 1801, whereby a division bench examined an identical controversy and laid down that no direction can be given by a Magistrate to the police under Section 156(3) CrPC to investigate the complaint of corruption against a public servant in absence of a sanction to prosecute. In this backdrop the high court directed, “…As the public servants cannot be prosecuted in this mater, registration of the FIR by the Anti Corruption Bureau against the private individuals i.e. the petitioners Kailash Chandra Agarwal and Nand Bihari is also totally illegal and amounts to a gross abuse of process of law. …the misc. petitions deserve to be and are hereby allowed. All further proceedings sought to be taken in connection with the impugned FIR No. 1/2018 registered at the Police Station CPS ACB, Jaipur, Outpost Nagaur are hereby quashed.” Case Details: Case Title: Chota Ram & Anr v. State Case No.: Crl Misc (Pet.) No. 953/2018 Quorum: Justice Sandeep Mehta Appearance: Senior Advocate GR Punia with Advocates Anil Kumar Singh and Rajendra Prasad (for Petitioner); PP Mahipal Bishnoi and Advocate Dhirendra Singh (for Respondent) Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more